What is Scouting?
Adventure is at the heart of everything we do. It is the single most important thing that sets Scouts apart.
It’s exciting being involved with us. We believe that through the everyday adventure of Scouting, young people and adult volunteers regularly experience new challenges that enrich their lives.
We offer hundreds of activities, as diverse as kayaking, abseiling, staged performance, and archery. There’s something for every young person, whatever their physical ability.
Every young person in Scouting enjoys a balanced programme of activities, events, and experiences; based around subject areas we call Programme Zones. The zones cover a huge range of activities, from outdoor and physical pursuits to community involvement, creative expression and learning about the wider world.
Together we help Cubs get the most out of their Scouting experience by including elements from as many zones as possible within the activities on offer. And, the older they get, the more input young people themselves have in their own programme. Hiking in the dark. Spending the first night away from home. Activities are an integral part of Scouting. But as well as being challenging physically, our activities help young people set and achieve goals and grow in confidence.
What we do
During your time in the Pack, you will get a chance to try lots of different activities like swimming, music, exploring, computing, and collecting.
Cub Scouts enjoy new adventures while making new friends along the way. Their commitment is recognised by over thirty activity badges which you can wear on their uniforms to show everyone how well you’re doing.
You will also get to go on trips and days out, to places like the zoo, theme parks or a farm. You will be able to go camping with the rest of the Pack and take part in all kinds of outdoor activities.
Boys and girls:
- Go camping
- Play games
- Explore the outdoors
- Try adventurous activities – such as climbing, sailing and archery
- Meet people from their local community
- Experience the culture of other countries
- Keep themselves and others safe
And of course, we recognise all that effort with the awarding of badges and awards, details of which can be found here
Promise and Law
You will be asked to repeat the Cub Scout Promise at your investiture ceremony – don’t worry if you can’t learn it by then, Akela will help you. You should also know the Cub Scout Law and Motto.
The Cub Scout Promise:
I promise that I will do my best
To do my duty to God and to the Queen
To help other people
And to keep the Cub Scout Law.
The Cub Scout Law:
Cub Scouts always do their best
Think of others before themselves
And do a good turn every day.
The Cub Scout Motto:
Scouting is available to people of all faiths as well as people who are humanist, atheist or have no affirmed faith and therefore must therefore take account of the different religious obligations or non-religious beliefs of its Members.
Similarly, people of other nationalities resident in the United Kingdom, who may become Members of the Association, owe allegiance to their own Country. To meet these circumstances, there are different variations of the Cub Scout Promise that can be made, allowing for the individuals obligations while upholding the essential spirit of the Promise.
When we do it
Cubs is for boys and girls aged 8 to 10 1/2 years old.
Cub meetings take place on Thursday evenings during term time. With trips and camps taking place on weekends and other nights throughout the year.